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Program Officer, AITE
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August 31, 2022
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5056
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.

Program Officer
AIT Extension
Asian Institute of Technology

AIT Extension is actively recruiting a Program Officer under a fixed-term contract. Candidates (preferably Thai or any nationality able to speak/read/write Thai) having strong enthusiasm in working with AIT Extension are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

AIT Extension – the employer

AIT Extension ( is the executive education and professional services division of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Consistent with the mission of the institute, AIT Extension mandated to contribute towards the development of the region through continuing professional education, training, advisory and consultancy services. It works with professionals in national governments, state governments, overseas development agencies, multilateral agencies, development institutions, private sectors, investment banks, consultants and NGOs. Over the past three decades, AIT Extension has offered short courses and training to some 31,000 professionals from more than 70 countries around the world.

Job Description:

AIT Extension’s services covering environment and natural resources management provide opportunities for professionals from all sectors in identifying solutions on critical environmental issues, developing capacity and skills on sustainable utilization of natural resources, and uplifting knowledge on how to deal with overarching problems exerted through climate change and disasters. To address multiple capacity building and consulting needs to include global food security and emerging food safety issues, some of AIT Extension’s training and consulting services are highly emphasized on sustainable and organic production systems, food processing and post-harvest technology, food safety and quality control, biosecurity and environmental protection, value chain management, agri-business development, certification etc.

AIT Extension welcomes applications from applicants with master’s degrees in Business, Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Energy Policy, Planning and Economics, Environmental Engineering and Management, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Natural Resources Management, Urban Environmental Management, Water Resources Management. Participants with an MBA or Engineering Degree with an emphasis (Major/Minor) on above areas are also encouraged to apply for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Senior Program Officer, Program Specialist and Course Director in developing, implementing, and evaluating training programs
  • Assist in developing competitive proposals and designing training curricula and training plans
  • Assist in the development of training tools, modules and manuals together with other implementing partners and team members.
  • Identify and liaise with resource persons
  • Selecting relevant organizations to visits, study visit project sites and leading the study visits
  • Schedule training activities and programs and coordinate and conduct of training programs, including management of the day-to-day activities
  • Facilitate learning process and coordinate with participants regarding technical aspect of the course
  • Prepare internal budget of training courses/projects and monitor financial disbursements of training projects
  • Assist in the development of case studies and training materials as necessary
  • Liaise with key regional contacts to facilitate training program implementation in respective countries through various meetings and other modes of communication as necessary
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of junior staff
  • Prepare training program evaluation and completion reports
  • Prepare final reports and summary articles regarding training courses
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Officer, Program Specialist and Course Director


  • Master’s degree from relevant fields (mentioned above)
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience
  • At least 1 year of working experience in activities related to AIT Extension’s regular activities
  • Working knowledge on water-energy-food nexus related programs/projects is preferred
  • Working knowledge on natural resources management and environment related programs/projects is preferred
  • Proven good command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent Computer and IT Skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural working environment
  • Able to frequently travel locally and regionally

​We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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